Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Box Day!

Well, we received Emma's new books for school.  I can't say that I am upset about it either :-)  Seeing the FedEx man come to the door with two boxes of goodies was so exciting!  Emma and Jack were so excited to see that they each got a box after it was emptied.


Of course they both wanted to play with the books immediately.  Emma, because she was excited to see new books to look at; Jack, because he likes to do every.single.thing. his big sister does :-)  Emma loved opening up the box of science experiment supplies.  Something that she wanted to do immediately.


Unfortunately, our instructors guides are all on back order, hopefully they will go out this week, so I only have the first couple of weeks that I downloaded from the website.  So instead, I let her watch the science experiment DVD that came with the program.  She watched just about the entire DVD, and is excited about all the experiments to come - as is Matt.


So far things have been going well.  We started in immediately.  Some things we do a lot of in a day (like Math, which she loves), and other things we go a bit slower.  The Bible stories are quite a bit longer than what she is used to, so we read a little less in that.  She loves the Sing the Word CD.


Overall, I think this will be a really great fit for us.  We have been working through everything first thing in the morning, right after breakfast.  We work at the books for about an hour and a half, and then she is ready to do other things, and it is a good place to end.  I hope that it continues to go well, but know that if I need to adjust some things, it won't be the end of the world!


Is anyone else crazy enough to start a new school year in May?  I am joining in at the Hip Homeschool Hop!

12 comments:

  1. I love when new school books arrive and would love to start right away, but the fourteen year old might just have a melt down! :)

    PS- Loved hearing about your Nana. We should introduce your Nana and my Pappaw to each other, they would have a lot to talk about!:)

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  2. Happy Box Day!

    I am so sorry that the IGs are back ordered. Glad you've been able to start with the 3-week samples from the website. Keep up the great work, and may the joy of learning together continue all year long [smile].

    ~Luke

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  3. We started a new school year about 4 weeks ago with ABEKA math and phonics. This will be our first week with our Sonlight P 3/4, which I predict we'll fly through. That's why we went on and ordered P 4/5.

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  4. We start (and end) in May, schooling year round. I am as bad as the kids... not wanting to wait when I see all the wonderful books we get to read and experiments we get to do! Who wants to wait?!
    Shannon in Indiana <><

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    1. Exactly! I plan to school year round as well. I figure it will give us a little more flexibility about sick days and vacations. :-)

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  5. Box days are the best ( even for mom's ) !!! hope you have an amazing year.

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  6. Oh, wow, look at all those books! Whoop! We're still wrapping up our year...the new one won't start until after Labor Day. I still need to order most of our books! :D

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  7. Isn't that the beauty of homeschooling? You can do it whenever you want! I am always excited to get a box of books! Have a successful year :-)

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  8. I have to say I admire you for homeschooling your children. I think it's awesome. I don't think I would have had the patience or organization to pull it off. Here's to your new school year! :)

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    1. Thanks Nancy! We are still in the very beginning stages of homeschooling, so I have no idea how it will go, but at this point I can't imagine sending my 4 year old to school for the day...which is what she would be doing in the fall if I sent her to public school.

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  9. We just started getting our boxes in the mail last week. Love it! Here from the Hop. www.theunlikelyhomeschool.com

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  10. I went to a used curriculum sale this weekend and got some of our stuff. Have to order the rest but we are starting as soon as it gets here :) We are taking a few weeks off for a breather and jumping right back in!! Looks like so much fun going on there!
    Jen
    http://bobjenjack.blogspot.com

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